Blogging about Global Fund to Fight AIDS
A Bread for the World activist in Chicago who is known by her moniker ccyl wrote a great piece in the Anti-Poverty Blog about the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
Here is an excerpt:
A fourteen-year-old Zambian girl caring for three siblings because her parents died of AIDS.
A mother in India spreading a treated bed net over her children to protect them from malaria.
What do these scenes have in common? They are all reminders that diseases of poverty – AIDS, TB and malaria – are alive and well, even in our local communities.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is one of the world’s most effective tools for fighting these deadly diseases. It provides huge percentages of the international funding to combat them: 25% for AIDS, 66% for TB, and 75% for malaria. It distributes drug treatments and bed nets as well as providing essential support services. It shelters women disowned by husbands who infect them with AIDS. It teaches villagers to detect and treat malaria. It even protects Illinois residents by working to stop the spread of global TB.
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